Thursday, October 29, 2015

He Waves Goodbye to Symmetry

'15 Topps Jason Heyward #181 "Waving" Variation.

Acquiring this card caused me to have page order angst.  Until now I had avoided putting the "sparkle" variation into the binder.  But I figured with this card it was time.  I have a thing about base and parallel pages being identically arranged.  I don't consider the variations to be inserts so I've decided to keep them with the base team set.  That throws off the aforementioned symmetry that I keeps me sane. Also, should this card come before or after the "sparkle" variation?  (I still don't understand the hidden gem thing)  These are the things I think about at night.

At any rate I'm happy to have all three Heyward cards in my possession.  I still have a few more flagship variations to track down.  Then I can turn to more pressing matters, like figuring out all the Update variations.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Throwback Gold

As promised, here are the most interesting cards pulled from my first packs of Update.  I'm feeling too lazy to scan so these are borrowed from Ebay.

Noah Syndergaard US157 Gold 0765/2015

 US406 Jon Lester "Throwback" Variation

To my untrained eye this originally looked like another gold card.  But no, there are apparently throwback logos thrown in for good measure.  I also got a stack of inserts but see above laziness.  These are of course up for trade.  Drop me a line if interested.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Early Update

'15 Update arrived a couple of days early at my local big box store.  I don't think I ever bought packs of update as a kid so this is a new experience.  I'm only looking for Braves so everything else will be up for trade.  I'll prob end up buying a few more packs at Target, next week.  I've already updated my wantlist accordingly.  I'll do a separate post if I get anything interesting.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sparkle Sparkle!

I told myself I wouldn't, but here we are:

2015 Topps #181, "Sparkle" variation.  I won't say how much I paid but it was probably too much for this:

You got me Topps.